Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes32 squares
Salted Brown Butter Puffed Rice Treats

Photo: Erik Putz

You’ve had all the rest, now make the best. This upgrade takes just a few minutes more: Let the melted butter get all nutty and brown, and then add salt. Boom.


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2-250g bags miniature marshmallows

  • 10 cups puffed rice cereal


  • Line a 9x13-in. pan with parchment, leaving overhang on 2 sides.

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high. Stir as butter foams up, then becomes nutty brown, 5 to 6 min.

  • Reduce heat to low, then quickly add vanilla, salt and marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal until well-coated.

  • Press into prepared pan and let cool at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 6g, Sodium 84mg.

Originally published in the January + February 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.